Consumer boycotts have a storied history in labor struggles like the United Farm Workers’ organizing campaigns in the 1970s. But they’re difficult to pull off. Veteran union organizer Stephen Lerner explains when a boycott can work for workers.
Stephen Lerner is a fellow at Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. He is also the architect of the Justice for Janitors campaign.
Unions must expand beyond narrow bargaining to challenge those who hold wealth and power at the highest levels.